|Gregory Fernan Hutchison|
August 4, 1967 |
Pomona, California, United States
|Origin||Pomona, California, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, G-funk, gangsta rap|
|Instruments||Trumpet, Piano, Drums, Guitar|
Gregory Fernan Hutchison (born August 4, 1967 in Pomona, California), better known by his stage names Big Hutch and Cold 187 um (pronounced cold one-eighty sev-um), is a rapper and producer, and the lead act of the rap group Above the Law. Cold 187 um is credited for being the creator of G-Funk and Rock Soul. He currently records for his self-founded label.
Above the Law signed to Ruthless Records in late 1989, releasing their debut album, Livin' Like Hustlers, in 1990. The album was overseen and co-produced by producer Dr. Dre, who would soon leave the label and start up Death Row Records, and featured members of the group N.W.A.
Above the Law contributed to the success of Ruthless after Dre's departure and the breakup of N.W.A. During his tenure on the label he produced for Eazy-E's 5150: Home 4 tha Sick and It's On
(Dr. Dre) 187um Killa, MC Ren's The Villain in Black among other projects.
Hutch and his group parted ways with Ruthless in 1996. In mid-1999 the producer was brought in by Suge Knight to replace Daz Dillinger as head producer for Death Row Records. During his tenure there, 187 um would oversee production on numerous albums. In 2004, Above the Law was put on hold, as 187 um was jailed for drug trafficking. Upon his release the group resumed recording and touring. As a solo artist, Hutch released Fresh Out the Pen in August 2008, and both "EF U Hutch" in November 2010 and Only God Can Judge Me in April 2011 in collaboration with Big Shot Music Group.
In 2011, as Big Hutch, Hutchinson toured with Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid and Blaze Ya Dead Homie as part of the American Psychos Tour in October. Hutchinson was a featured artist on "Where Do We Go From Here?", which was recorded during that tour. Later in the year, it was announced that Hutchinson had signed with Psychopathic Records, and his album The Only Solution was released on October 22, 2012. Hutchinson left Psychopathic in 2013 due to poor sales.
On April 1, 2014 Hutchinson released his self-produced new album titled The Big Hit. Shortly after the release of "The Big Hit" Cali Barnes released "Remember Me", produced by Cold187um, but the single failed to chart.
On October 24, 2015 The Hip Hop Foundation released an article on their website titled "5 Legendary Hip Hop Producers You Never Hear About" giving Cold 187 um the number one spot. The article credits him for being a legend that pioneered a generation of west coast hip hop sound G-Funk.
In 2016 Netflix Original released Hip-Hop Evolution. "Rated TV-MA, Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series." Gregory Hutchison appears in Episode 4 "The Birth of Gangsta Rap".
On October 10, 2016 Cold 187um released "The Black Godfather" a double album featuring numerous guest artists.
|1990||N.W.A||"100 Miles and Runnin'"||100 Miles and Runnin'|
|1992||Eazy-E||"Neighborhood Sniper"||5150: Home 4 tha Sick|
|1993||Mz Kilo||"All Over a Ho"||Menace II Society soundtrack|
|1993||Eazy-E||"Any Last Werdz"||It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa|
|1994||Kokane||Entire album||Funk Upon a Rhyme|
|1995||Frost||Various tracks||Smile Now, Die Later|
|1995||Kam||"Givin' It Up"||Made in America|
|1996||MC Ren||6 tracks||The Villain in Black|
|1996||Mac Mall||"Opening Doors"||Untouchable|
|2001||2Pac||3 tracks||Until the End of Time|
|2013||Big Hoodoo||2 tracks ("Crystal Skull" and "Happily Ever After")||Crystal Skull|
|2014||Shaelyn Rolf||3 tracks ("Tick Tick" "Intoxicated" "Not the Same)||Shaelyn Rolf EP|
|2014||Cali Barnes||"Remember Me"||Cali Barnes EP|
|2014||Cold 187um||Entire album||The Big Hit|
|2014||Cali Barnes and Shaelyn Rolf||"My Life"||The Drew: No Excuse Just Produce soundtrack|
|2015||Dr. Dre||"Loose Cannons"||Compton|
|2016||Cold 187um||Entire album||The Black Godfather|